New York Rivers United
199 W. Dominick St.
Rome, NY 13440
339-2097 Fax (315) 339-6028
is a non-profit, river conservation organization that was created to coordinate and
promote an effective river management strategy statewide. NYRU's mission is to
conserve, protect and enhance New York's rivers and riverine ecosystems. NYRU has
been instrumental in achieving hydropower licensing settlements that have protected
hundreds of miles of rivers and thousands of acres of watershed lands while creating
ecological and recreational enhancements at dozens of hydroprojects in New York.
Settlements to date equal $1.5 million for enhancement trust funds. NYRU's advocacy
has helped conserve the East Branch of Fish Creek, preserve access to the Salmon River and
achieve recognition for the plight of the Hudson River. NYRU is open to new